How Real Sociedad beat Manchester United 1-0 on penalties in the Europa League

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A highly controversial penalty helped Real Sociedad beat

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Manchester United 1-0 on Thursday in the opening round of the UEFA Europa League group stage.

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Cristiano Ronaldo was handed a starting spot in Erik ten Hag's

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much-changed Old Trafford side as play continued despite the earlier news of Queen Elizabeth II's death.

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La Real took the lead early in the second half after Lisandro

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Martinez missed a penalty for handball and Bryce Mendez scored

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from the spot. The defender was penalized when the ball hit his

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hand after bouncing off his foot as he tackled David Silva,

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and VAR was not used to suggest overturning the decision.